Trauma Bond (w/ Alana Johnston)


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By Karlie Menzel. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

TW: bipolar disorder, self harm, depression, suicide
Karlie kicks things off with a fresh new panic attack following a driving lesson.
Then, Karlie talks to actor, writer, and comedian Alana “the Knife” Johnston about her mental health. Alana opens up about her Bipolar II diagnosis and how difficult it was for her and doctors to pinpoint. Balancing depressive and manic episodes is no easy task, but Alana does it with extreme grace and hilarity. She also details her routine and her famous ‘check system’ which she uses to get through the day. Also, Canadian vs. American mental healthcare. Which one is better? The answer might surprise you.
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